No one can deny that one of the greatest advantage of having a rooted device is having the Xposed Framework running under the hood. But that needs rooting my device. I'm unwilling to do that as it's my dad's new phone and is less than 6 months old. I've recently hypothesized a way to install the framework without rooting the device. But I cannot test it as I mentioned the phone is damn new, so an advice is welcome.

In the android recovery there is an option to apply update from sd card. I think I can flash the image file of the custom recovery TWRP from the recovery. After I'm done and things go the right way I can flash the Xposed installer .zip file from TWRP and then will get Xposed working fine.


The Xposed Framework after installation behaves as a system app and can work fine without root access, it only needs the root access while installation of the .zip file.

It would be a great help if anyone can help me. Please guide me through the process so that I can have the Xposed Framework w/o rooting my phone.

  • Ever tried Magisk? It's "systemless root" with "systemless Xposed", and even "root hiding" and more. Check this thread for the most recent version and installation instructions. – Izzy Oct 27 '17 at 9:55
  • "I think I can flash the image file of the custom recovery TWRP from the recovery." Sorry, nope, since it's only meant to accept stuff signed by the manufacturer. – Andy Yan Oct 27 '17 at 10:29
  • By the way, certain Samsung phones (such as the Galaxy A5, 2017 model) detect boot.img tampering, so systemless root is out of the equation. I've smashed against the "feature" myself. – Death Mask Salesman Oct 27 '17 at 15:55
  • @AndyYan so u say no hopes here😣😣. Btw thanks. – jyoti proy Oct 27 '17 at 16:58
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    Not in the comments. But check these posts for some background. If that leaves open questions, ask them separately :) Best post to start with: "What is systemless root?" – Izzy Oct 27 '17 at 18:44

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